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(1843?) (Apr.?)
Armengol, Father B(onaventure) : (Assumption, Louisiana)
 to  Father (Stephen) Rousselon : New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Rousselon is to pay Mr. Delpeux $120 to fulfill Armengol's obligation of $130. Delpeux already has $10 on Armengol's note. Armengol thought he could send Rousselon this amount but he cannot. Father (John) Boullier, (C.M.) and Armengol gave a week's retreat at Donaldsonville. On Passion Sunday 135 approached the holy table. On the same day they began a similar retreat at Assumption and also at St. Elizabeth. He will let Rousselon know the details.

V-4-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {4}

(18)43 Apr. 1
(Loras), Mathias, Bishop of : Dubuque, (Iowa)
 to  Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere : Detroit, Michigan)

Loras has been told that is was found quite astonishing that Father J(ames) Causse of Potosi (Wisconsin Territory) lately visited Mineral Point, (Wisconsin Territory). That town has been attended only by Father (Samuel) Mazzuchelli, (O.P.) of Dubuque and Loras did not know that Father (Martin) Kunding was expected there. He will write to Causse not to go there. Father J(oseph) Cretin, Vicar General, has been at Prairie du Chien (Wisconsin Territory) for more than two years and Loras asks Bishop Lefevere to send some one to replace Cretin before Loras leaves for the Council. Loras will take to the Council for Bishop Lefevere the deed for the lot of the church for which Loras paid $1530. Father (Florimond) Bonduel says that he has deposited with Lefevere $50 which Loras will receive with pleasure at Baltimore. It is gratifying to Loras to think that in a few weeks he will see Lefevere and speak to him about many important affairs.

III-2-h - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {7}

1843 Apr. 2
Martin, Father G(iles) F. : St. Martinville, (Louisiana)
 to  Father (Stephen) Rousselon : New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Martin learned through Father (Julian) Priour that Rousselon hesitates to cash Martin's bad notes without a second order on Martin's part. Rousselon is not to fear; Martin will not reproach him. He does not know when he will be able to repay all the advances Rousselon has made him. He will try to hurry up the pay master of their new fabrique who is to be elected tomorrow. He is sending this letter by Mr. Lebesque one of their most distinguished businessmen whom Martin esteems greatly. Rousselon is to present him to the Bishop. (On the back of the letter is written): Marie Roselie Kernion, 14 dollars(?); Charlotte Emelie Kernion, 16 dollars(?)

V-4-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 4to. - {5}

1843 Apr. 4
Anduze, Father M(atthew) B(ernard) : Mandeville, (Louisiana)
 to  Bishop (Anthony Blanc : New Orleans, Louisiana)

Having reached the age of 50 after spending all his adult life in this country either studying or teaching religion, for 23 years as a priest, Anduze does not at the eleventh hour wish to ask to work in another vineyard. In 1827, Bishop (Joseph) Rosati refused the exeat Anduze asked for, saying that he would never give up the rights which the diocese had over him because of his ordination. If Anduze has been wrong, he has atoned for it. If his position were not independent he would dislike to take a step which could be badly interpreted. Before approaching the holy table on Holy Thursday, Anduze asks (Blanc) to accept his excuses.

V-4-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {2}

1843 Apr. 6
Lamy, Father John : Danville, Ohio
 to  Bishop John Baptist Purcell : of Cincinnati, Ohio

He acknowledges Purcell's letter and the forwarding of his letters from France. He is pleased that Father (Joseph P.) Machebeuf has returned and intends to visit him. On Easter he will hold services at Newark, where he has a good choir mostly Germans. Through the help of Mrs. McCarthy they are making plans for the priest's house. A joiner has offered to put up the building furnishing the expenses and giving them four years in which to pay. The $400 could be raised in rent of the other half of the house. At Mt. Vernon they will have the church for saying Mass by spring and will probably have it plastered by fall. He expects Purcell to give his congregation help by the $200 which he mentioned sending. Lamy suggests that $150 go to Mt. Vernon and $50 to Newark.

P.S. He asks Purcell about 100 francs which his sister sent by Father Combes.

II-4-h - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {6}

1843 April 6
O'Sullivan, J(ohn) L. : New York, (New York)
 to  O(restes) A. Brownson : Boston, Massachusetts

O'Sullivan disclaims any intent to injure the feelings of Brownson in the "Note" he published in "The (Democratic) Review". However, he did not wish to see the controversy over "minority checks" develop into a personal conflict. "The Review" would have suffered the loss of 500 subscriptions, had O'Sullivan not written the "Note" in question, and his conscience would not have permitted him to forego the reply. O'Sullivan will continue to editorialize on the writings of Brownson, but with no intent to curtail his liberty. He suggests that subjects be chosen with a view to the avoidance of any appearance or suggestion of personal controversy that might arise between them as the result of the writings and answering editorials. He disagrees with Brownson's theory of sovereignty, he places it in the majority. Henry Clay's amendments did not impress the public mind or even the great men of his party.

I-3-g - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {2}

1843 Apr. 10
L(ynch), Anne C. : Providence, (Rhode Island)
 to  O(restes) A. Brownson : Boston, Mass(achusetts)

She thanks Brownson for his criticisms on the Recluse. She thinks he is right in saying that the intellect predominates over imagination, but wrong in saying that it does also over feeling. She states that she still reads his articles with the same pleasure as before though they may not always express the same views as she holds. Her opinion of Brownson is not changed in the least. She has written another prose poem on cheap books - a poetical title and expects to publish it in the next publication of the Democratic. She is going to Philadelphia in about a fortnight as she believes a change of scene would be beneficial. Brownson should send the manuscript by Hander.

I-3-g - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {1}

1843 Apr. 12
Dupuy, Father Ennemond : Iberville, (Louisiana)
 to  Father E(tienne) Rousselon : New Orleans, L(ouisia)na

A dispensation is asked for Trasimond Berthaud of St. James Parish and Estelle Bergeron of Iberville.

V-4-n - A.L.S. - (Latin) - 2pp. - 4to. - {3}

1843 Apr. 12
O'Connor, Father Michael : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 to  Bishop John Baptist Purcell : of Cincinnati, Ohio

He writes a few lines in addition to the official request that Purcell address the Catholic Institute at Pittsburgh on his way to Baltimore. The Institute is a library organization having for its purpose the supplying of a library for the public. Purcell's acceptance will go along ways towards establishing it. He also asks that a small charge be made and that the meeting be held in the school, as yet unfinished. He explains that Purcell can get to Baltimore sooner from Pittsburgh than from Wheeling and could go by boat to Brownsville. He asks that Purcell answer immediately. Mrs. Fetterman has business to transact with Purcell "tete-a-tete". He sends his compliments to Father Purcell.

II-4-h - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {2}

1843 Apr. 14
Anduse, Father M(atthew) B(ernard) : New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to  Bishop (Anthony Blanc : New Orleans, Louisiana)

Anduze wrote some time ago to ask to be reconciled at Easter time. He has received no reply. He asks (Blanc) to answer (the following) before his departure for Mandeville. 1. What should he do if the place he occupies is sold. 2. On his return to New Orleans, can he say Mass. 3. If he can sell his house and pay his debts, can he obtain an exeat, Bishop Rosati having refused him one in 1827. 4. Can a bishop condemn a priest to abandon his ministry and lead a civil life. 5. Has a priest ordained in the diocese no rights. 6. Is there a court to judge a priest and what would be the priest's position during the trial. Anduze would like to leave today; he asks (Blanc) to send a reply to Father Lesne's or Father Bach's. If he does not receive a reply today he will wait until next Monday. He would not like to leave several neighborhoods without Mass on Easter. (P.S.) The boat leaves at 9:30; he will be at Lesne's until 8:45.

V-4-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {1}

1843 Apr. 14
Lefevre, P.H. : St. Martinville, (Louisiana)
 to  Bishop (Anthony) Blanc : New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Lefevre has several times given professional care to their pastor, Father (Giles?) Martin, especially last year during the typhoid fever time. He is also affected by a pernicious fever which Lefevre has treated. He also has an intestinal disorder which will never be cured in this climate. He has two grave illnesses. Therefore Lefevre has advised Martin to return to France and the Friendship Lefevre has for him makes him beg Blanc to take this view.

V-4-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {2}

1843 Apr. 16
(Chanche), Bishop John Joseph : Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to  Bishop (Anthony) Blanc : New Orleans, (Louisiana)

It will be impossible for (Chanche) to go to New Orleans before he starts north. Blanc must take his berth in New Orleans; the boat will wait long enough for (Chanche) to get to the landing. He would not like to wait longer than the 24th or 25th. Blanc says nothing about Mrs. Beaumont. He sees by a letter from Father (Guillaume) Labbe that he was in New Orleans a few days ago so he has told Blanc whether it is possible to obtain a situation at the Bay. (Chanche) is sorry to learn that Bishop (John Mary) Odin has been so much indisposed; he hopes the traveling will not injure him. (Chanche supposes Blanc has learned that the S(an)t(o) Domingo affair is an entire failure and that Bishop (Joseph) Rosati will be at the Council.

V-4-n - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 4to. - {5}

1843 April 17
(Milde), Vincent Edward, Archbishop of Vienna : Vienna, Austria
 to  Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere) : Detroit, Michigan

Desiring to aid poor members of the Church in North America as much as possible he decreed in the last session of the Leopoldine Association to allot to the diocese in (Lefevere's) charge 4.000 florins standard currency that this sum may go towards helping the Germans nation in his diocese. He also sends at the same time for the zealous missionary (Father) Frederic Baraga 650 florins, 30 Kreuzers, and for Father (Francis) Piery 272 florins, 30 Kreutzers. He and the Leopoldine Association are interested in receiving reports of the state and of the propagation of the Church in (Lefevere's) diocese so that they may rejoice in the fruits of his fervor and praise God who gives the increase. He has sent the money by the bankers Rothschild and hopes Lefevere will write telling how much money he received either in Austrian or English currency, so that he can calculate how much the bankers took for their services. He prays that God will conserve and bless Lefevere and that Lefevere and his faithful will pray for him. (P.S.) He asks that the enclosed letters be sent to the missionaries Baraga and Piery.

III-2-h - L.S. - (Latin) - 3pp. - 8vo. - {4}

1843 Apr. 7
(Brownson, Orestes A.): Chelsea, (Massachusetts)
 to (John L. O'Sullivan: New York, New York)

(Brownson) has been prevented by a throng of callers from reading the proofs (for the United States Magazine and Democratic Review.) He has struck out entirely the objectionable paragraph. (O'Sullivan's) note did not displease him because it controverted his doctrines, but for its personal allusions. It was calculated to strengthen the prejudice, already too strong against him, of his everlasting fickleness. (O'Sullivan) knew the doctrine he advanced in that article had always been with him a favorite doctrine. Some fool in the N(ew) Y(ork) Evening Post speaks of (Brownson) as being in a transition state. He wishes they would ascertain what he is changing from.

I-3-g - A. Draft (Incomplete) - 1p. - 4to. - {3}

1843 Apr. 7
(Eccleston), Archbishop Samuel: Balt(imore, Maryland)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

In the Second Provincial Council in Baltimore, a decree was passed respecting the publication of works for the use of Catholic institutions in this country. Circumstances hitherto prevented the execution of this design. Now arrangements have been made to carry into effect the wishes of the Council. The decree (is quoted here in Latin). A circular has been sent to the Board of Examiners appointed by the Council. The works when published may be procured from Father (Francis) L'homme, agent for the clergy. P.S. It is also intended to publish a series of the Standard Catholic books at such prices as to place them within the reach of the poorer portion of the community.

V-4-n - L.S. - 3pp. - 4to. - {3}

1843 Apr. 7
(Eccleston, S.S.), Samuel, Archbishop of: Balt(imore, Maryland)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere: Datroit, Michigan)

In the Second Provincial Council held in Baltimore, a decree was passed respecting the publication of books for the use of Catholic institutions in this country. The difficulties which had occasioned the delay of such action no longer exist and materials have been collected and presses purchased to put into effect the wishes of the Council. The decrees say (quoted in Latin) that the Bishops appointed a committee consisting of the presidents of the three colleges of the archdiocese of Baltimore, St. Mary's, Mt. St. Mary's and Georgetown to select and edit these books. When these books are prepared with the approbation of at least two of the presidents and of the archbishop they are to be printed and care taken that they are used in schools and colleges. A circular has been sent to the Board of Examiners appointed by the Council who will give their opinion on the merits of works submitted. The works may be secured from Father (Francis) L'homme, (S.S.), agent for the clergy, Baltimore. They will also be sold in the principal cities of the Union. In a postscript he adds that immediate publication is also intended for standard Catholic books, moral and controversial, at prices within the reach of the poorer portion of the Community. The New Testament will head the list.

III-2-h - L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {3}

1843 Apr. 9
Young, Father Joshue M.: Lancaster, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He returned last Saturday from a visit to the hill country of Guernsey, Belmont and Monroe, where he went to care for the Germans. He was absent nearly two weeks and visited three of Father McCallion's congregations. Then he returned to Archers on Duck Creek Sunday the 26th, where the Germans had been warned of his coming. Here he cared for 42 families. Also he visited "Mildensburg". He describes the church which is well situated but which was not completed before the cold weather. The church was put up in a spirit of jealousy towards old Mr. Doevv(?). The old church might have sufficed. At Duck Creek the church is used, though unfinished. He rejoices to have been instrumental in bringing Father (Charles) McCallion to this section. Reid is not doing good in corresponding with these people. He has letters from Father (William) Schonat whom he supposes that Purcell has sent to Columbus. He has permission for bination from the V.G. and asks Purcell to ratify it. Asks Purcell to confine the Dominicans to Perry County. They attend Mr. Wiseman. Also they coaxed a Mr. Kernion to Middletown. He supposes that Mr. Slack has died. Some are preparing themselves for conversion.

II-4-h - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {12}

1843 Apr. 18
Blanc, Bishop Anthony: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father C(onstantine) Maenhaut:
St. Mary's(New Orleans, Louisiana)

A dispensation from two of the banns is granted to Julien Delery and Caroline Lanaux. Signed by Father E(tienne) Rousselon as vicar general.

V-4-n - D. - (Latin) - 1p. - folio - {4}

1843 Apr. 18
Derepo: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipt for $54 for 27 locks.

V-4-n - Receipt S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}

1843 Apr. 18
Smith, Persifor F. Judge: Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Emanuel Lamiche Le Breton Deschapelles has applied for a license to marry with Annette Odile Bouligny. Smith authorizes the curate of St. Louis Church to celebrate the marriage.

V-4-n - A.License S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}

1843 Apr. 19
McLaughlin, Father Peter: Cleveland, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He has a case to lay before the bishop that requires an immediate answer. A young gentleman named Darwin from Oberlin College attended one of his sermons, and affected by the sermon visited and corresponded with McLaughlin. As a result he has left Oberlin and entered the Church. He is now living at McLaughlin's expense in Cleveland. McLaughlin thinks that since his desire was to be a clergyman and since his scholastic attainments are very good he would be an excellent priest, and suggests that he be received at St. Xavier's College. He asks an immediate response from Purcell. The man's family is respectable, and his brother-in-law is the editor of the Mr. Vernon Republican Times. He has also under instructions a Latin and Greek scholar named Covers. Also John Kane and James Howe are doing well in their studies. P.S. He urges Purcell to hurry.

II-4-h - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {3}

1843 Apr. 22
Perché, Father N(apoleon) J(oseph): (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

(J.) Bayon will send Rousselon about 15 papers for the priests who do not subscribe so that they may have Bishop (Anthony Blanc)'s circular letter which is in it. Rousselon is to tell the New Orleans Priests that the Bishop intends that they inform the people about it tomorrow either by reading it from the pulpit or not. Perché intends to read it. Rousselon is to send the surplus copies to the priests he knows who do not subscribe.

V-4-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 8vo. - {3}

1843 Apr. 22
Toledano, R.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop Ant(hony) Blanc: (New Orleans), Louisiana

Toledano sends a check for $400 payable at Baltimore. According to instructions received yesterday Eugène Fortier wishes this sum to be given by Blanc to the President of Georgetown College and placed to the credit of his two sons whom Blanc has taken under his protection up to their destination. Mr. and Mrs. Fortier ask Blanc to use his influence with the principal and professors so that their sons may find kindness and care. Their father has sent $150 to pay their passage and other expenses of the trip. The draft for their college expenses is to be drawn on P. Reynaud of New Orleans.

V-4-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {3}

1843 Apr. 24
Beauprez, Father F(rancis) P.: P(ointe) C(oupée, Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Mr. Gerard will give Rousselon the bottles for the Holy Oils. Will Rousselon fill them and give them back to him. (P.S.) Rousselon is to tell the Bishop that it is useless to write to Beauprez about the Delpeuch affair.

V-4-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {3}

1843 Apr. 25
Bazin, Father J(ohn): Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana

Bazin introduces Hortense Vincent whom he directed during her stay in Mobile at the home of a relative. She made her First Communion three months ago and was confirmed last Sunday. She has shown excellent dispositions and received the Sacraments frequently. Bazin hopes that under Rousselon's direction she will always make new progress.

V-4-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {2}

1843 Apr. 25
Leo, George: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop Antoine (Blanc) Blain: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipt for $6.60 paid for freight on merchandise from Marseilles on the Orazimba. On the back is written: Chapel, Ursulines between Levee and Condée.

V-4-n - A. Receipt S. - 2pp. - 16mo. - {1}

1843 Apr. 26
Smith, Persifor F. Judge: Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

John McLaughlin has applied for a license to marry Betsy Mulholland. Authority is granted Father (Constantine) Maenhaut, or any ecclesiastic authorized by law, to celebrate this marriage.

V-4-n - A.D.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {3}

1843 Apr. 28
Rousseau, Octave S. Parish Judge: St. Bernard Parish, (Louisiana)

Father Constantin (Maenhaut) Manhault is authorized to celebrate the marriage of Gustave Trincé and Isabella Torrens.

V-4-n - A.D.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {3}

1843 Apr. 28
Sautois, (S.J.), Father F(lorian) J.: Grand Coteau, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana

He takes advantage of Dr. Smith's kindness to have the Holy Oils and also to tell them whether after the law passed by the legislature concerning marriages, there is any specific conduct to be followed in this matter. In the meantime Sautois is following the practice observed elsewhere of giving the nuptial blessing after the civil marriage.

V-4-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {2}